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For over four decades, speculation and theories have swirled around Goossens’ disgrace. Some speculated conspiracy and blackmail, while others even connected it to the Petrov spy scandal. However, evidence came to light that began to unravel the mystery, exposing a tale of the conductor’s reckless sexual obsessions and a connection to a mysterious paganist and witchcraft circle in Kings Cross, Sydney.
Contemporary Music Fine Music Magazine Jazz Magazine
Dale Barlow, the renowned Australian jazz saxophonist and composer, was born on December 25, 1959, in Sydney, New South Wales. His musical journey began with the piano, but it was his transition to classical flute and clarinet during his teenage years, alongside jazz courses at the New South Wales Conservatorium, that unveiled his true calling.
It was during the Second World War, in German-occupied Athens, that Maria Callas began her career as a professional singer. Born in New York in 1923, she had been brought to Greece by her domineering mother after her parents’ divorce, and at fourteen was enrolled in the Greek National Conservatoire.
Born On This Day Classical
In the annals of operatic history, Gaetano Donizetti emerges as a luminous figure, his life and compositions resonating with a symphony of passion, innovation, and the poignant echoes of personal tragedy.
CD Reviews Contemporary Music
The American composer George Walker lived a long life, passing in 2018 at the age of 96. Only in his later life did Walker receive the acclaim that his talents deserved, and it was in 1996 that he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music, the first African American to receive the award.
CD Reviews Contemporary Music Paul Cooke
I had the good fortune to attend a live multimedia presentation of Life on Land’s Edge at the Newcastle Music Festival earlier this year – but while the visual component was impressive, the musical content was well able to stand alone.
Barry O'Sullivan Jazz
Simone Waddell is one of Australia’s top contemporary jazz artists performing jazz, soul, and funk-infused with groove. She was the first Australian to win a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston USA and after completing her music degree, she has continued her career internationally in Asia, Europe, and Australia, performing at countless top venues, both solo and with world-class musicians.
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When we think of wartime music, popular songs such as The White Cliffs of Dover and Do your balls (ears in the sanitised version) hang low? come to mind. Between WWI and WWII, patriotic anthems, classical music, swing, and jazz, sounded in the music halls, muddy trenches, and later, radio broadcasts.
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Born in October 1923, Don Banks grew up in a family surrounded by musical instruments and jazz. His father played in bands with jazz legends Roger and Graeme Bell, the same bands that he would himself play in as he grew up. This beginning to his musical education established the pattern of curiosity and experimentation that would be central to his work.